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Police ID those involved in single rollover crash

Posted: January 16, 2013 - 3:41pm  |  Updated: January 17, 2013 - 1:15am
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel carry a male driver from his overturned car on Egan Drive between Glacier Highway and Mendenhall Loop Road on Wednesday.  Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel carry a male driver from his overturned car on Egan Drive between Glacier Highway and Mendenhall Loop Road on Wednesday.

The police have identified two men who were involved in a single vehicle rollover crash on Egan Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

Sgt. Dominic Branson said in a release that 22-year-old Juneau resident Silver Maake was driving the vehicle that crashed and 23-year-old Siaosi Maake was a passenger in the vehicle. Branson said in a phone interview that he believed the two are cousins.

Both were taken to the hospital after being extricated from the vehicle by Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel, according to the release, and police said their injury status was unknown.

Siaosi Maake is currently in the process of being medevaced from Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., confirmed Bartlett Regional Hospital spokesman Jim Strader.

Strader could not say whether Siaosi’s injuries were life-threatening, and a condition status was not provided. It was unknown if the family has been contacted.

Police said they responded to the report of the crash after 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on Egan Drive near the Glacier Highway intersection by McDonald’s.

An investigation revealed that Silver Maake lost control of the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro, left the roadway and struck a light pole before coming to a stop against a pedestrian bridge alongside Egan Drive, the release states. The vehicle was totalled and towed from the scene.

Speed is a suspected factor in the crash, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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